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Optimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) by S Leung, Z. X. Guo, W. K. Wong

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Selecting the location of apparel manufacturing plants using neural networks

W.K. Wong, X.H. Zeng and K.F. Au,     The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Abstract:

The direct investment and joint ventures of clothing manufacturers in developing regions have grown rapidly over the last few decades. Manufacturers have encountered difficulties when selecting the plant location however, because their decisions are based on subjective judgments and inconsistent assessments rather than on a clear classification system. Variances between potential plants cannot always be represented in terms of objective value, such as country risk and community facilities. Clothing manufacturers must also consider more intangible factors such as the social ...

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